Pines City Colleges (PCC) faculty and staff spread cheer to the Save Our School Children Foundation, Inc. (SOSCFI) as they substituted Santa during the holiday season.

SOSCFI is a non-stock, non – profit service oriented, non-government organization that have grown and expanded to meet the needs of working and indigent children, as well as low income families, student-scholars and minors. The event was a means of fulfilling Pines City Colleges’ commitment to SOSCFI as its adopted community for three years.

PCC employees get together every year to make Christmas more joyous for children who need a little help. The program, which is the brainchild of Extension Coordinator Rowena T. Acacio, was aimed to give love, joy, and hope to children and their families during the season of sharing. Christmas with Children is one of the outreach programs the institution offers every year. The event was hosted by Mr. Joel Pascua and Ms. Virginia Palome.

Staged at the school’s Covered Court, PCC and SOSCFI gathered last December 17 and participated in the program dubbed ‘Angels in Green: PCC Christmas with Children 2016.’

Ms. Jayrea Eloan, Extension Coordinator of RT, welcomed the attendees to the event. She also thanked everyone for making time to join the program.

The program provided food, toys, and other gifts to the recipients. Each employee was paired with a child from SOSCFI. Children laughed as they played with their angels throughout the event. Wide smiles were evident from the participants as they opened their gifts.

SOSCFI delivered a response thanking Pines City Colleges for the generous event. Also, an intermission number was presented to the audience. The employees were fascinated by the performers’ graceful dancing.

After the event, the group enjoyed a nutritious meal prepared by the College of Tourism and Hotel Management.

To note, Project ANGEL, an acronym which means “Advocacies in Networking and Linkages, Green and Clean Environment, Education and Health, and Livelihood,” is a program which aspires to give service, friendship, and protection to the community.